Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Impact Melt at Necho Crater

Impact melt, eastward of Necho (5°N, 123.1° E) that once flowed from the rim for a brief time after the crater's relatively recent Copernican Age formation. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) observation M134374642R, LRO orbit 4936, July 21, 2010; Full Resolution 62 centimeters per pixel, field of view = 620 meters [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Brett Denevi
LROC News System

This region of impact melt was highlighted in a past featured image, but just a few weeks ago it was imaged again with the LROC NAC, revealing impact melt flows that extend further to the east than previously seen.

A wider view of the broad flows of impact melt east of Necho. From mosaic of both the left and right frames of LROC NAC observation M134374642; Full-sized field of view = 6.2 km. [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Explore Necho's impact melt flows in the full resolution LROC NAC image!

Closer, again, with west at top, for a look at the mix of shocked terrain, ejecta and the down-grade flow of impact melt [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Related posts:
Necho Crater
July 29, 2010
Necho's Terraces
August 31, 2010

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